Quarterly Market Video Commentary Q1 – 2018. Shaun McDade answers questions on the performance of the markets during Q1-2018 and the short-term outlook for 2018. Shaun is the Managing Director of MitonOptimal Portfolio Management in Guernsey, Head of International Portfolio Management for the MitonOptimal group of companies and a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management
Volatility returned to financial markets with a bang in the first quarter. After a strong positive start to the New Year, signs of rising inflation and a resulting shift in expectations over the trajectory of US interest rates prompted an abrupt turnaround in sentiment that left broad global equity benchmarks with negative returns over a
“Trade wars are good and easy to win” (Donald Trump, March 2nd, 2018) In 2009, in an effort to slow the growth in imports that the United Steelworkers’ union blamed for thousands of American job losses, President Obama approved a near nine-fold increase, from 4% to 35%, in the US’s tariff on Chinese-manufactured car tyres.
Is “Bondmageddon” a reality? Shaun McDade talks with Lindsay Williams, on FMR101.3’s Fine Business Radio show, regarding bond markets and the markets as a whole. Shaun also discusses his recent Bondmaggedon article – Jan 17, 2018 [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – March 19, 2018] Fine Business Radio (FBR) is the Fine Music
There’s plenty of life in the old dog yet! Despite approaching its tenth year, the bull market in equities showed no signs of slowing during the quarter under review, as global indices recorded a succession of all-time highs against a backdrop of healthy corporate earnings growth and favourable economic conditions. Interest rate hikes and reduced
When I began my career in this industry, back in the mid-1980s, the investment world was a simple place. In terms of the information available to a budding portfolio manager, the height of cutting-edge sophistication was a small TV, tuned to BBC Ceefax (the world’s first teletext service) on which the latest figures for FTSE